Finding the Right Major For You

How to Choose a Major
Ultimately the only one who can choose the right major for you is you! However, there are many support services on campus which can facilitate this process.  The Pathways Center team can educate you about every major offered at Wartburg and how they can fit with your personal/professional goals.

Connect Majors with Your Passions - Vocational exploration and discernment takes time and effort.  To discover one’s calling, you have to reflect on who you are and what you were created for.  The answers to these big questions can be uncovered by reflecting on your values, passions, skills, gifts, interests, and a variety of other factors that may point you in the direction of your vocation(s). Vocation Programs

Declaring a Major 
You declare your major by completing the Declaration of Major form. Your adviser can assist you with filling the form out and they must sign it.  If you wish to change majors and thus need a new adviser, you need to inform the Registrar's Office.  Although there is not a specific deadline for declaring a major, it is recommended that the sooner one does the better.  Typically midway through your second year your adviser will encourage you to begin a serious consideration of what major you want to choose.

Exploring Resources

Work Values, Personality Preference, Skills & Interests

Wondering What You Can Do With Certain Majors?

Occupation & Career Information
Occupation / Career Research Resources
- Career Exploration & Planning System (login required)
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Career information about occupations
O-Net  - Career exploration with detailed job descriptions
My Next Move - What do you want to do for a living?
America's Career InfoNet - Occupational/employment trends
Learn How to Become - Take your first step down the path to your dreams.